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NextEra Energy Sr Project Controller - NextEra in Houston, Texas

Sr Project Controller - NextEra

Date: Jul 23, 2021

Primary Location: Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company: NextEra Energy

is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.

Position Specific Description

Come join our team! The successful candidate will have strong drive and a will to succeed and take ownership of assigned oil and gas projects, adding value through critical thinking and strong inter-personal skills. The Project Controller will be responsible for a portfolio of projects with investments in upstream assets. Candidates with accounting experience in the Oil and Gas industry and proficiency with SAP accounting and financial reporting systems preferred.

  • Learn and understand the business; including market forces, key operational drivers, joint interest accounting, and key oil and gas accounting issues for assigned projects;

  • Exhibit a comprehensive understanding of the Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flows of assigned projects

  • Understand the accounting impact of all relevant project documents including joint operating and development agreements

  • Work closely with other accounting personnel, business managers, operations, reservoir engineering, and the corporate financial reporting team to ensure the proper accounting, consolidation and reporting of all assigned projects

  • Ensure compliance with current GAAP and identify and implement applicable new GAAP

  • Prepare timely and accurate management reports and support external reporting (e.g., 10K, 10Q, etc.)

  • Ensure SOx compliance with all processes impacting the assigned projects and provide timely responses to auditor requests

  • Build and maintain a strong working relationship with the tax department to properly account for income taxes.

  • Participate in project-level financings and other Treasury initiatives

  • Accept and perform special projects, such as software implementation initiatives, Six Sigma projects and new GAAP implementation

  • The ideal candidate will possess the following performance attributes and competencies:

  • Driven – committed to career development through personal improvement

  • Problem solver - proactive thinker with practical solutions, analytical, and orientation to be tightly linked to business strategies and financial priorities

Core Competencies:

  • Professional skills – strong interpersonal skills, builds and nurtures cross functional teams and relationships both locally and across the greater organization, respects others, is tactfully assertive, has a bias for action, and follows through to completion

  • Technical skills – experience researching, interpreting and applying accounting rules and policies, specifically in the Oil and Gas industry

  • Process & project management – strong planning and organizational skills

  • Integrity – strong ethic to comply with legal, regulatory, and company rules and policies

Job Overview

Employees in this role are responsible for performing key financial functions for an assigned portfolio of electric generating facilities, including internal and external reporting, budgeting and forecasting, business analytics, and certain aspects of the monthly close process and treasury functions. Individuals provide effective, timely, and actionable financial information and business analytics on the facilities in their portfolios including monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting and analysis on the financial performance of the electric generating facilities, treasury management, as well as ad hoc reporting and analysis as required. Employees in this position apply strong analytical skills to identify and evaluate operational and business issues that impact financial performance and effectively communicate the results to various stakeholders, including business partners in other areas of finance as well as senior management and outside investors. Individuals in this role act as subject matter experts on complex topics and provide mentorship to others within the organization.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares and analyzes monthly forecasts, including the evaluation of assumptions, to ensure effective, timely, and actionable financial information

  • Prepares timely and accurate internal and external operating reports, and other discrete reporting as required by financing and partnership agreements

  • Develops and maintains complex financial models for financings and partnerships, including due diligence support and pro forma development

  • Provides high-quality analytics and valuable variance commentary on actual and forecasted financial information

  • Prepares ad hoc financial analyses, reports and models as required (scenario/impact analysis on potential transactions and business decisions)

  • Prepares presentations for third-party lenders/investors

  • Participates in special projects such as software implementation initiatives and process improvement/Six Sigma projects

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's - Accounting / Finance/ Business

  • Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s - Accounting / Finance

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Finance, Accounting & Business Analytics

Organization: NextEra Project Mgmt

Location: Houston, Texas

Other Work Locations: Texas

Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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